Also a plausible [hypothesis] for what is emanating from the gigantic [eye-in-a-pyramid] depicted on the original official [logo] of [DARPA]'s new branch, the [Information Awareness Office]. In this case, the death ray is perhaps depicted as [vaporizing] the continents of [Europe] and [Africa].
Helpfully, the logo includes the latin phrase "[Scientia Est Potentia]"... [Knowledge is Power].
Due to widepread negative feedback, the logo has been changed by the [IAO]. The original form is preserved, at the time of this writing, here: